Publisher D3 Publisher has announced that Earth Defense Force 5 has launched today worldwide for PC on Steam.
Developed by Sandlot, Earth Defense Force 5 continues traditions set by the wildly popular series. Since it first launched in 2003 for PS2, the EDF series has earned a reputation for its relentless third-person wave shooter gameplay with tons of enemies on-screen, its wide array of unique classes, weapons, loadout combinations, and its charming B-movie dialogue and settings with cities under siege by giant, out of the world creatures.
This focus on delivering an overwhelming scale of enemies and a sense of exhilaration continues with Earth Defense Force 5, featuring the most detailed enemy models featured in the series to-date with breakable limbs and body parts and more advanced AI behavior.
Packed with tons of content and high replay value, Earth Defense Force 5 delivers over 100 missions with five levels of difficulties to choose from for each mission. Including more than 1,000 weapons and armaments to unlock, it also offers players four unique classes to master, allowing players to approach mission goals and objectives in a variety of ways. Classes include the Ranger, a well-rounded infantry soldier, the Wing Diver, a highly mobile air unit, the Fencer, a heavy weapons unit with thick armor, and the Air Raider, a support focused class with the ability to call in various air support types like vehicles, orbital air strikes, and missile barrages. With multiple options for multiplayer, the game also offers up to four-player online co-op as well as offline couch co-op, supporting up to two players via split-screen.
To celebrate the global PC launch, Earth Defense Force 5 will be available for a generous discount of 20% off the usual $59.99/€49.99 during its first week on sale.